The Big Buck GNCC ATV & UTV Race Report

Union, South Carolina, April 10, 2010


 National Guard Polaris Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished 141st overall and 13th in the XC1 Pro ATV Class today in Round 4 of the 2010 GNCC Series after experiencing some mechanical problems.  There were 171 total entries with 14 XC1 Pro Riders. National Guard Polaris DragonFire Yokley Racing UTV Team driver William Yokley finished 9th overall and 7th Open Modified in the UTV race.  There were 48 total UTV entries including 25 Open Modified teams.   




The Big Buck promoters always put on a challenging event. They include a lot of tight woods with deep ruts and the famous creek jump to make it interesting.  Jarrod had done some tire testing with the Kenda engineers since the last race, and was looking forward to trying the new tires.  He got a very good start, settling into the woods in 5th place.  The conditions were hot and dusty.  Toward the end of the first lap, a tree branch kicked up and knocked the radiator hose loose, resulting in a split in the hose.  This caused the engine to lose coolant and overheat.  Jarrod limped back to the pits, where his crew went to work pulling the tank and fenders, and replacing the hose.  At this point, he was a lap down to the field, and was trying to salvage points.  He did finish the race, but was unable to improve his position.  He said the bike worked great before the hose incident, and loved the way the Kenda tires worked.


In the UTV race, William Yokley had to start toward the back in the fifth row due to the luck of the random draw for starting position.  He had one of the local South Carolina National Guard recruiters as his guest passenger today.  The UTV course was very tight which made it quite difficult to pass.  At the end of the second lap, he got hung up between two trees that were about an inch narrower that his machine.  So, it took awhile to unwedge the RZR and get back into competition.  William worked his way up to 7th in the Open Modified class at the finish.


Both teams had a disappointing day but that’s the way it goes sometimes.  William and Jarrod are looking forward to the next event at the historic Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN in two weeks.  See you there!




The National Guard Polaris DragonFire Yokley Racing UTV Team


 Yokley Racing Team Sponsors


 The Army National Guard, Polaris Industries, DragonFire Racing, Kenda Tires, Monavie, EXIT Suspension, Roll Design, XC Bob’s, Douglas Wheel Technology, Motoworks Exhaust Systems, Moto Pro Training, SHIFT Riding Gear, Tsubaki Chains, IMS/Roll, CV4 Hoses, ATVRiders.com, Tireballs, Precision Racing Products, G-4 Graphics, Andrews Cycle, Powermadd, SCOTT USA Goggles, PURE Polaris Lubricants & Fuels, Intense Fabrication & Design, IMS, Hygh Octane Designs, Bowers Motorsports, TanTerra Wines and Tusk Off-Road. 

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